so i have been frustrated for some time that OSX 10.5 does not play well with standard linux nfs mounts. this is quite disheartening since that’s the back bone of the infrastructure.
but today! on a whim i googled for ‘sshfs osx’ and bam!
it did require a reboot, but the mounting is done as user, and is as easy as
mac:~ vbatts$ mkdir ~/storage
mac:~ vbatts$ /Applications/sshfs/bin/mount_sshfs -L vbatts@media: ~/storage
the ‘-L’ follows symlinks, which is helpful for my setup